Monaco Had Competitive Multiplayer at One Point

Andy Schatz of Pocket Watch Games said that Monaco had competitive multiplayer at one point, and that it may return. Moncaco: Whats Yours is Mine had competitive modes that pitted thieves against cops and even against one another in thief vs. thief modes. Both modes were cut during development before the full release on Steam.

Shatz stated the following about both game modes. “We got them to playable, but we discovered that for both modes the balance didn’t really work within the existing levels. We were going to have to build entirely new content tailored to them in order to make them feel at the same level of quality.”

Both modes posed different issues to the Monaco development team that they were never fully able to figure out. With Thief vs Thief Shatz said, “Players could go to different floors and were trying to collect the most coins before getting the trophy and escaping first. But we found that the thief that got out in front early just sucked up all the coins, which reinforced his advantage. So we introduced colored coins: coins that could only be picked up by you. But in the end we felt like there really wasn’t enough interaction between players for it to feel fun.”

And Cops vs Robbers posed a different issue.

“With Cops vs Robbers, the problem was more that in adding a cop to any level, in the early levels it was too easy for the thieves to win and in the later levels, it was almost impossible for the players to win. When it worked, though, it was incredibly fun,” he said.

We might get to see Cops vs Robbers released as DLC sometime in the future for Monaco. Schatz said he hopes to release Cops vs Robbers once the Monaco development team gets all of the kinks worked out.

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